Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes was critical of Anthony Martial but Claudio Ranieri defended the youngster.
Sadio Mane is attracting interest from Premier League pair Chelsea and Manchester United.
Graham Arnold was the coach to expose Mathew Ryan to professional football as an 18-year-old at Central Coast Mariners in 2010.
Arsene Wenger lauded Alexis Sanchez for his explosive style, comparing the Arsenal star to a lion.
Jurgen Klopp played down the importance of Liverpool finishing top of Group B in the Europa League.
Napoli are the only team in the Europa League boasting a 100 per cent record after edging Club Brugge on Thursday.
Jermain Defoe is no certainty to remain a Sunderland player beyond January, with Sam Allardyce coy on the striker's future.
A turnaround in fortunes and place in the Europa League knockout stage left Schalke coach Andre Breitenreiter pleased.
Celtic were eliminated from the Europa League after suffering a late 2-1 loss at home to Ajax on Thursday.
Chelsea are reportedly in the market for a new striker and suggestions Harry Kane could be in their crosshairs pleases Mauricio Pochettino.
Marco Polo Del Nero will no longer represent CONMEBOL on the FIFA Executive Committee, with Fernando Sarney replacing him.
Liverpool booked their place in the knockout stages with a game to spare, but Celtic's hopes of a spot were dashed by Ajax.
Aston Villa are rock bottom in the Premier League, five points adrift of safety after 13 rounds.
AC Milan will be looking to bounce back from a defeat at Juventus against a Sampdoria side who have not won in their last four outings.
Alex Ferguson won 38 trophies during his 26 years in charge at Manchester United thanks to the types of players he brought to Old Trafford.
Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated by the referee's decision to award Bordeaux an indirect free-kick which led to Bordeaux's opener.
Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane were suitably pleased after Tottenham secured their place in the Europa League's knockout stages.
Substitute Vaclav Cerny scored a dramatic winner as Ajax kept their Europa League hopes alive with a 2-1 triumph away at Celtic.
Lazio confirmed their spot in the Europa League last 32 as Group G winners after overcoming Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Despite suffering an early setback when Bordeaux opened the scoring, Liverpool got the three points needed to advance in the Europa League.